'The MSE Christmas Pub Quiz – ANSWERS!' blog discussion

This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's blog. Please read the blog first, as this discussion follows it.

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  • clairus99clairus99 Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    okee dokee

    :money:
  • JimmyTheWigJimmyTheWig Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Combo Breaker
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    Round 1.
    Q1. 7 (unclean?)
    Q2. 10 Downing Street. He swapped houses with Gordon Brown as he needed the larger one due to family size. But they swapped the numbers over, too.
    Q3. 354 (change of calendars)
    Q4. Orange
    Q5. 98 years?
    Q6. Giant hands
    Q7. 80?
    Q8. 169
    Q9. Temugin?
    Q10. No (though never heard of it)

    Round 2.
    Q1. Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Attila the Hun, Charlemagne, Napoleon.
    Q2. 96 (x=8, g=2, others=1 each; x on double letter(?); double word for centre square; plus 50 for all tiles)
    Q3. £175 (property price = £350, mortgage value is 50%, I don't _think_ you pay extra to unmortgage it)
    Q4. No (guess, based on hooves)
    Q5. LE
    Q6. March 1998?
    Q7. 11

    Picture round
    1. Prunella Scales?
    3. Shelia Hancock
    7. Mary (Jesus' mum)
    9. Clive Anderson?
    10. The Elephant Man
    Odd one out: 7 - Mary
    Why? The others were all virgins, whereas Mary wasn't (eventually)

    [Am hoping for about 8 points.]
    I believe I got 18.
    But I still think I'm right about them swapping over the Downing Street numbers, so I'm claiming 19!
  • chardirchardir Forumite
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    Q1 should be either 2 or 14 (depending on whether sheep are clean or unclean), it can't be 7. Genesis 7:2 "Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate"
  • I agree with chardir above about the sheep. The Elephant Man's real name was Joseph, not John - the film got it wrong!
  • pqrdefpqrdef Forumite
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    chardir wrote: »
    Q1 should be either 2 or 14 (depending on whether sheep are clean or unclean), it can't be 7. Genesis 7:2 "Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate"
    Not an accurate translation of the Hebrew. Aimed at modern readers who are familiar with the two-by-two image, but not familiar with sheep. The ancients knew sheep and would never have believed that Noah would take 7 rams to service 7 ewes.
    "It will take, five, 10, 15 years to get back to where we need to be. But it's no longer the individual banks that are in the wrong, it's the banking industry as a whole." - Steven Cooper, head of personal and business banking at Barclays, talking to Martin Lewis
  • Q3 what sort of an answer is that?
    Q4 didn't specify it was was light or pigments that were being mixed.
  • What happened to Iggy Pop? He is my odd one out, every time!
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